Herbert Isitt

Place of Birth
Wigan and Bradford

  • Born                      8 March 1852
  • Married                1883 Ada Lord at Bath
  • Died                       20 June 1891 at Ilkey

Herbert Isitt was born on 8 March 1852, at Bradford, the eldest child of George H Isitt, grocer and provisions merchant, and his wife Mary Ann Isitt and was educated at Stutton Grove Boarding School Stutton-with-Hazelwood, near Tadcaster.  In the 1870s Herbert Isitt had been in partnership with John Waugh engineer, as Waugh and Isitt, working principally on the Morecambe Baths, Winter Gardens, and Aquarium. This partnership was dissolved on 25 December 1880 [London Gazette} 8 February 1881 page 572]. For the next three years Isitt practiced alone with offices at Bradford and Wigan before taking William Verity into partnership under the style Isitt and Verity. Wallgate Wigan and Sunbridge Road, Bradford

In 1883, at Bath, Somerset, Herbert Isitt married Ada Lord the daughter of John Holt Lord and Jane Willis, who was born in 1858 at Penzance.  They had one daughter, Lilian Lord Isitt born 12 October 1883.

Herbert Issit died on 20 June 1891 at his new residence, Rose Villa, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley weeks after his removal from Bradford.

1877        Waugh and Isitt, engineers and architects, 29 Tyrrell Street, Bradford
1881        Herbert Isitt, architect, Clarence Chambers, 56 Wallgate Wigan (Whellan directory)
1887        Herbert Isitt, Queen Anne Chambers 41 Sunbridge Road Bradford

1881        9 Apsley Crescent Manningham
1883        5 Queens Road, Manningham
1887        5 Queen’s Road Manningham [Whites Bradford Directory 1887]
1891        5 Queen’s Road Manningham (Census)
1891        Rose Villa, Cowpasture Road Ilkley, Wharfdale Yorkshire


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Isitt and Verity Archtectural practice 1884 1890 Bradford and Wigan
Waugh and Isitt Architectural practice 1876 1880 Bradford